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Best Practices in Addressing Medical Marijuana in 2019
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When: 05/10/2019
Where: Best Western
300 Gateway Drive
Bethlehem, PA  18017
United States
Contact: Beth Carey

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May 10th 2019 -
Morning Seminar

Best Practices in Addressing Medical Marijuana in 2019:
Cannabis Company Complications and Conundrums Confronted!

Dr. Asare Christian, MD, MPH

Associate Outpatient Medical Director at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
State Licensed Cannabis Recommender

Deirdre Kamber Todd

Attorney, Kamber Law Group

From the “Just Say No” culture of the 1980’s, we have witnessed a 180 change in the marijuana laws. Now, with multiple federal bills proposed in the House and Senate, enacted Pennsylvania medical cannabis laws, state-afforded anti-discrimination protections, and multi-state challenges, it is more important than ever for HR professionals to stay informed on this topic.  Since the end of 2018, we have seen continuous changes in case law which impacts how each of us address medical cannabis at work.

We also have witnessed tremendous changes in the very nature of marijuana itself. From genetic alteration to evolutions in drug administration, marijuana of the last thirty years looks and smells nothing like the marijuana of today. It is imperative for employers to learn what to consider, and what not to consider, in managing this issue in the workplace.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Asare Christian, MD, MPH, a state-licensed medical cannabis recommender and the Associate Outpatient Medical Director at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. He will be discussing the medical aspects and impact of medical and non-medical cannabis. We also will be welcoming back Attorney Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq., to talk about minute-to-minute compliance and best practice tools in medical cannabis in the workplace.

• The nature of cannabis today
• The impact of cannabis on the body
• The scope of marijuana legalization under state and federal law
• Medical cannabis antidiscrimination provisions
• Revisiting policies and handbooks
• Company codes of conduct
• Drug testing
• Hiring, discipline and safety issues
• Zero-tolerance policies
• Travel and reimbursement policies
• ADA considerations
• FMLA issues
• Multistate compliance
• Best practices in moving forward to comply with law and establish effective marijuana use policies

Date: Friday, May 10th Morning Seminar
8:30-11:15am (Registration/Doors Open/Continental Breakfast at 8:00am)
Best Western, Bethlehem
Cost: $75

2.5 SHRM PDCs Available |  Approved for 2.5 General Credit Hours Through HRCI